Luke 24 | The walk alongside

Emily Kauffman is a first year student at Hesston College majoring in Communications and Bible. She is the oldest of three sisters and lives in Pettisville, Ohio. Emily has been to six Mennonite conventions with the first being in Orlando. She enjoys combining beautiful handwriting, colors, and words.   As I reflect on the times […]

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Engaging the homeless during KC2015

Glen Guyton is chief operating officer for Mennonite Church USA Oley Valley Mennonite Church summed it up pretty well in a blog they wrote following Phoenix2013, “We mean well, but we can be pretty stupid.” Like many people who stayed at the Sheraton hotel, the group from Oley Valley noticed the food some well-meaning group sat out […]

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Joys from conventions past and hopes for KC2015

Bryan Kehr is the women’s soccer coach and a member of the Athletic Department at Hesston College. This summer, we have the opportunity to worship with the larger Mennonite church with worship opportunities greater than those of the local congregation. We will be able to lift many voices in song to worship our Creator, whose love […]

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Convention hopes and Jesus highs

Elisabeth Wilder is from Hesston, Kansas, and is the youngest of three children. Her interests include reading, writing, traveling, kayaking, biking, and good conversations over coffee. Most of all, Elisabeth loves people and helping others. She will be graduating from Hesston College this spring and transferring to Eastern Mennonite University to continue her major in […]

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The labyrinth, the road to Emmaus and convention

Annali Murray is an admissions counselor at Hesston College. Annali has a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Religion and hopes to work as a chaplain someday. In her spare time Annali enjoys pretending she and her sister are contestants on Project Runway. She enjoys engaging in theological discussions of all types, which will come in […]

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Getting the most out of your week at convention

Hannah Clemmer is an admissions counselor at Eastern Mennonite University. Originally from Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Hannah now resides full-time in Harrisonburg, Virginia. A product of the Mennonite Church and Mennonite higher education herself, Hannah is passionate about the engagement of youth within the church and its affiliated institutions. Hannah enjoys running, hiking, reading, word games, and […]

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Tips for youth leaders and sponsors

Asia Frye is a Master of Divinity Connect student through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and the former youth pastor of First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro, Kansas, where she lives with her husband and daughters. She serves on the worship planning team for KC2015. I have learned a few things from taking youth to the last three conventions. Someone […]

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Mennos Got Talent

Mennos are full of it … talent that is! We’ve traveled all across the country to our camps, colleges and congregations, or what we affectionately call the “Menno Triple C,” and we have seen talent in all forms. From amazing musicians and vocalists, to creative and hilarious skits or poetry, to juggling scarves and balancing […]

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Getting Ready for Convention

Isabella Gomez was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas right along the border of Mexico, and is currently attending The Science Academy of South Texas. She is planning on studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall to become a bioengineer. Isabella loves science, and spends her time off swimming and reading lots […]

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My Convention Hopes

Hannah was born in Canada and is attending Bethany Christian High School in Indiana. She is a very energetic person and lives life to the fullest. In her free time, Hannah likes playing sports and playing piano and violin. Convention to me, up until this year, was that one week in the summer when my […]

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Mountain States Mennonite Conference Announces Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge Winners

Mountain States Mennonite Conference is delighted to announce the three winners of the Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge.  The jury met Feb. 14 and selected (in no particular order): Linda Dalke, “Drawn In, Sent Out” Jeremy Kempf, “True Evangelical Faith” Patrick Ressler, “Camina Conmigo (Walk with Me)”   Additionally the jury’s top ten included: Dennis Graber “Isn’t […]

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